So sad. The up-and-coming rapper from Montgomery, Ala. was killed early in the morning on Dec. 28, dying from a reported gunshot wound. He was only 22 years old.
A violent shooting has tragically taken another young rapper. Doe B (real name Glenn Thomas), who was part of T.I.‘s hip-hop collective Hustle Gang, was unfortunately shot and killed after performing early in the morning on Dec. 28 in his hometown of Montgomery, Ala. He was just 22 years old.
Doe B: Rapper Shot & Killed
T.I., who signed Doe B to his record label, broke the news with a sad, heartfelt post on Instagram:
RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss you my n****. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always. Just rest now my n****…. WE GOT IT From here.
Blueprint Group, who managed Doe B, told HollywoodLife.com:
Doe B was an amazing young man, in every sense of the word. A truly talented artist, a loving father and a dedicated member of the hip hop community at large, he touched the lives of the many people who had the privilege of knowing him. The Blueprint Group offers our condolences to our Doe B label partners Interscope / Hustle Gang, his management DJ Frank White and Brooklyn Knights, and most of all his family, friends and fans at this very difficult time. We ask that you remember him not by his untimely death, but by his love of life and the music he left behind.
A rep for Doe B’s management then confirmed the death as well, tweeting:
On behalf of doe b’s management i would like to thank all of his fans and say Rest in Peace my brother Glenn thomas aka @CBMDOEB
— DOE B. (@CBMDOEB) December 28, 2013
Shortly after that, Doe’s manager, DJ Frank White, vowed to put an end to gun violence; similar to T.I., he indicated that he would not let the rapper die in vain. He wrote:
I will do everything i can to see the rose never open. How many people gotta be fuckin killed. ??? Yall let guns in the club??
— DJ FRANK WHITE (@DJFRANKWHITE) December 28, 2013
The 22-year-old rapper joined T.I.’s Hustle Gang and signed to Interscope Records in the summer of 2013. His career turned around for him in 2010 when he was shot in the right eye, and found a new dedication to his music in recovery. It’s just so sad to think that this burgeoning rapper had so much to look forward to in 2014, and now none of those dreams will be realized.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Doe B’s friends and family during this difficult time.
– Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Chloe Melas
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